Clove's Tail Park is located just below the south end of Clove Lakes Park. The location of the park is where it gets its name from since it is at the tail end of its northern neighbor, Clove Lakes Park. Clove's Tail Park is bordered by streets on three sides. To the east, it is bordered by Little Clove Road, while to the north and south it is bordered by Victory Boulevard and Windsor Road, respectively. This puts the park on the boundary between the neighborhoods of Sunnyside and Royal Oak, which is also known as Castleton Corners.

The New York City Department of Parks and Recreation obtained the land for Clove's Tail Park in 1954 from an Evangelical Lutheran Church. While the name of the church itself is not known, we do know that this church was originally going to use the parcel of land to build a new church building. However, they became discouraged by the thought that some of the lands would be used for a highway in the future. As a result, the building was never constructed.

Clove's Tail Park is more of a baseball/softball field than anything else. It is only about two acres in size, which makes it a good place for the local children to play in. Along with it being a place for children to play, this park is also used as a dog park. Like many of Staten Island's dog park areas, dogs are allowed to run around the Clove's Tail Park area off of their leashes. Don't worry, though – they are only allowed to do this in the mornings until 9 a.m. and at night after 9 p.m., so they won't interfere with children.

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